Army Ten Miler Training Log – Week 2

After a great first week of training, this past week has been even more incredible!  For many reasons, I’ve felt like I’ve been on cloud nine.

My dad was in the DC area for work for, and we were able to spend Friday afternoon and evening and all day Saturday together before he headed to the airport yesterday morning.

I completed my first long run since Rock ‘n’ Roll Virginia Beach yesterday afternoon.  Between the gorgeous weather and how I felt during my run, I felt on top of the world when I finished.  Better yet, I felt like I could have easily kept running!

5 mile run

The icing on the cake of my incredible week was the e-mail that I received Friday afternoon.

fitfluential e-mail

I was selected to be a FitFluential ambassador!  I’m ecstatic about this announcement and feel so privileged to have been selected to join such an incredible group of fitness enthusiasts.

This week was also a first for me in quite awhile.  I completed all of my runs outside!  Part of this was due to the lower temperature and humidity, but part of it was also due to the fact that I’ve become quite bored on the treadmill and need a bit of a break from it.

Mon 9/8 – 3.14 mile run around the neighborhood, 0.30 mile cool down walk, abs

Tues 9/9 – Rest day

Wed 9/10 – 3.21 mile hill workout on the Cub Run Stream Valley Trail, 0.31 mile cool down walk

Thurs 9/11 – 30 minutes on the elliptical, kettlebell squat swings, abs, arms, shoulders, glutes

Fri 9/12 – Rest day

Sat 9/13 – Rest day

Sun 9/14 – 5.14 mile run on the Cub Run Stream Valley Trail, 0.43 mile cool down walk

Total Weekly Mileage – 15.28 miles (6.54 miles more than week 1)

Total ATM Training Mileage – 24.02 miles

I cannot wait to carry the momentum from this past week of training into week 3.  While I’m faster and stronger than I was at this time a year ago I’m always seeking improvement.  There’s only 26 days until Army Ten Miler and I want to ensure that I’m in the best position possible to achieve a new ten miler PR!

garland quote

QOTD: What exciting thing(s) happened in your life this past week?

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14 Responses to Army Ten Miler Training Log – Week 2

  1. Pam says:

    Congrats on becoming a Fitfluential Ambassador. My big excitement for the week was getting my acceptance letter into the Boston Marathon. That was the highlight of my Sunday!

  2. You’re rocking your training girl!!! So glad you had a great visit with your Dad! And congrats again on becoming a part of the FitFluential family! You’ll love it!!!

  3. Chaitali says:

    Congrats on the great week! It sounds like a lot of great things going on for you right now 🙂 I ran yesterday as well and really enjoyed the beautiful weather. It was my first run with double digit miles (10) and now I know that I can definitely finish the 10 mile race I’m signed up for at Disney World so I’m excited about that 🙂

  4. Great job on your workouts for the week. Congrats on getting chosen for fitfluencial ambassador!

  5. Jennifer says:

    Congrats on Fitfluential and another great week!

  6. Sue @ This Mama Runs For Cupcakes says:

    Congrats on Fitfluential! I was selected too!

  7. jillconyers says:

    Great workout week! Congrats on the ambassador gig! FFAs are a great group.

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